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A Day in my Mom Shoes

SMB is happy to partner with Mox Shoes for this sponsored post, all opinions expressed are our own. We all know that being a mom is tough. We wear a lot of different hats and pretty much spend our days on our feet. For me, my days involve meal prep, laundry, cleaning, errands and chasing […]

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Fall Fashion in a Warm Climate

It was 100 degrees out again yesterday. Every Phoenician knows we still have plenty of warm weather ahead of us, but retailers are steadily rolling out the sweaters and boots. Since I grew up in the Midwest, I’ve always been in love with fall fashion, but I’ve found our Phoenix sweater weather typically rolls around when we are […]

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Angry Mom

I Don’t Want to be an Angry Mom

I’ll admit it. My kids periodically push me to the point of yelling. I don’t mean to reach the point of anger, but I occasionally lose my cool. These aren’t my proudest parenting moments. I do my absolute best to calmly explain why their undesirable behavior is wrong and discipline them accordingly, but toddlers aren’t […]

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RPM Spin {Giveaway}

I received a free class from RPM Spin in exchange for this post, but all opinions expressed are my own. Did you know there is an amazing spin studio in North Scottsdale? RPM Spin is conveniently located in Greyhawk, right around the corner from Chipotle and Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers. For years, I’ve been visiting the […]

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Friday Favorites {Jenny}

Happy Friday! I’m Jenny, and I’m the latest SMB Contributor to participate in the Friday Favorites series. In case you missed the last few, this is where we contributors talk about a few of our favorite products, places, recipes, etc. The series has no boundaries, which is the best part about it because who doesn’t love receiving recommendations for awesome things […]

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A Day In My Life… With Two Toddlers

I’m at stay-at-home mom with two toddlers – Carter is 3.5 and Mackenzie is 1.5 years old.  I feel so lucky and grateful to spend every day with my little ones and watch them grow and learn. But I’m not going to lie, life with two toddlers is pretty much the definition of chaos. Wonderful, fun, heart-warming […]

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Why Preschool Enrollment Stressed Me Out

Why Preschool Enrollment Stressed Me Out

My three year old son has officially completed his first semester of preschool (do they have semesters in preschool?). I’m not going to claim that surviving the last five months makes me some kind of preschool parenting expert, but my family has learned a thing or two over the last year that is worth sharing. In January 2015, my […]

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20 Awesome Gift Ideas Under $20

If you are like me, you have a laundry list of people to buy for, but are trying to avoid breaking the bank. Buying an awesome gift doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune. Whether you need stocking stuffer ideas for the kids or a gift idea for your hard-to-buy-for uncle, here are my top 20 gift ideas […]

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